Young Offenders: Foreign Nationals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Conservative, Burton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign nationals are in UK (a) young offender institutions and (b) secure children's homes.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) work closely with the Home Office in identifying and managing under-18 foreign national offenders.

The number of foreign nationals in under-18 Young Offender Institutions is 69 (based on the most recent snapshot from data held by MoJ, taken in September 2014).

The number of foreign nationals in YJB commissioned places in Secure Children’s Homes is 5 (based on the most recent snapshot from data held by YJB, taken in November 2014).

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